Man has always been accused of not knowing where he’s going or, not wanting to stop and ask for directions. The lack of direction has been a trait of mankind for centuries. It all came to a halt in 1994 when GPS became fully operational. GPS was originally developed and created by the U.S. Department of Defense*. The invention of the GPS also curtailed driving while navigating with paper maps. GPS technology gives the driver a sense of security and turn-by-turn directions.
But this article isn’t about people being lost; it’s about a great gadget by Garmin called nuvi 40LM. The nuvi 40LM is an impressive GPS with a 4:3 (10.92 cm) touchscreen that speaks street names and turn-by-turn directions. Just touch the screen to seamlessly look up address and destinations. This GPS comes with two mapping versions and has preloaded maps for the lower 48 states, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico and full coverage of the U.S. and Canada.
The nuvi 40LM also features a speed limit indicator that shows you the various speed limits posted for highways, county roads and streets. This device has a ‘Where Am I?’ emergency locator, you always know where you are. The nuvi 40LM has 5 million points of interest preloaded and give you the option to load your own. And free lifetime map updates can be downloaded four times a year with no subscriptions or fees.
Finally, Garmin has put an end to guessing your turn lane. The nuvi 40LM gives you a split screen to see your turn lane and or the approaching exit. It shows realistic road signs and junctions routs. You can find this device and its retail price at Garmin.com.